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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Is No Longer PS4 Exclusive

Formerly a PS4 exclusive, the critically acclaimed first-person exploration game Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will be available on Steam...
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    Nearly two years ago, the first substantial details about The Chinese Room's Everybody's Gone to the Rapture began to surface across social media. The first-person adventure game was originally promoted as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Given the concept of the game's story and the developer's promises of ambient visuals and sounds, gamers and commentators alike would often make reference to the game when addressing other highly anticipated PS4 exclusives such as No Man's Sky and Silent Hills. Initial rumors surfaced earlier this year that a PC port of the game was in the making. Many will be pleased to know that Steam users will be able to experience all the game has to offer beginning on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

    The fact that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is coming to the PC may not be much of a surprise for some. Given that the game's spiritual predecessor, Dear Esther, was originally released for PC in 2012 (OS X and Linux versions came later), many figured that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture would make an appearance on its predecessor's original platform. Interestingly enough, an announcement made roughly one week ago noted that Dear Esther will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime during Summer 2016. With this announcement in mind, some hope to see Everybody's Gone to the Rapture make its way over to Xbox One to further follow in its predecessor's footsteps.

    Considering how great Everybody's Gone to the Rapture looks and sounds on PS4, it is no wonder why the game is going to be released on PC. So far, the only explicit plans are for the game to be distributed through Steam, but The Chinese Room tweeted that if there's enough demand, Sony may decide to bring the game to other platforms. Given that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture recently won three BAFTA awards (in the Audio Achievement, Music, and Performer categories) against some worthy competition, it is reasonable to infer that interest and demand for the game could increase further. Whether on PlayStation 4 or PC, the game is an immersive experience that is due some credit.


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  1. Kaution
    This game looks considerably great and it is great that they are going away from the 'Exclusive' way of promoting their game, we all feel bad for the Playstation users who can not play Halo.
    1. Atlas
      Take no pity on me. I've easily given up Halo for No Man's Sky. I agree though that exclusivity is not necessarily a good thing for the general gaming community.
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  2. Kerbewm
    Exclusives are a terrible practice anyways, but this game isn't really something to be overly excited about. It's decent if you just a game to relax, but their are plenty that do relaxing atmospheres a lot better.

    The story is just another story " down to interpratation. " - as in, they throw a bunch of questions at you and never answer them so if an actual plot is what you want you're not going to get it here.
  3. 3xTiNcT
    Was hoping to see Xbox but then I remembered I had a PS4 so it doesn't matter.
  4. Jacob Frye
    Can't wait to see this in the Xbox marketplace. Looks like a good game to play.
  5. televisedfool
    Everybody's gone to the rapture is a great game. :thumbsup: I highly recommend it. Ignore all the people down playing the game and calling it a "walking simulator" because it's a great experience with great atmosphere, sound, graphics and is one of the more immersive games out there.
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    1. Atlas
      I love to just kick back and play it after a long day or after getting destroyed on BO3 in multiplayer. I haven't gotten as far as I'd like to in the story yet. I have a bad habit of just walking around and trying to find every piece of audio or interaction.